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Doctor insights on: Neck Toning Exercises

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Can exercise shorten your neck?

Can exercise shorten your neck?

No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese people. If you are exercising to build a lot of muscle, it might appear as if the the neck shortens. On the other hand, if you are exercising to lose weight, it may appear as if your neck will lengthen. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises for my neck?

Are there any exercises for my neck?

Stretching.: Stretching exercises are very important , as our neck muscles work hard all day to keep our heads up. Any Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist can help you with those. ...Read more

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Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Be careful: Be careful with neck strengthening as they can make neck problems worse. Working with a pt or trainer who is trained on this area of the body can be very beneficial. Resisted motion using a towel (bending forward, backward, to each side) can be used - trainers know how much tension to put on the towel. Rolling the neck is almost never a good thing - alwas return to neural before bending again. ...Read more

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What are the useful exercises for neck discs?

What are the useful exercises for neck discs?

Pilates: Pilates and yoga are helpful for strengthen muscles. Do so only if you are healthy and have no medical condition that would get worse by this. ...Read more

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Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more

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Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Can doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

No: Proper stretching and exercise can actually prevent neck pain if done correctly. See a licensed physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. ...Read more

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Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Could doing neck stretches or exercises break your neck?

Unlikely: It is generally good for your neck to stretching and exercises. The only way it could be a danger is if you have some rare pre-existing condition such as a collagen disorder or loss of bone density (rare in a 30 year old). ...Read more

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Does doing neck stretches or exercises risk breaking your neck?

Does doing neck stretches or exercises risk breaking your neck?

Neck: No, stretching and exercise can not break your neck, but they can aggravate neck pain in some cases. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some exercises to strengthen my neck?

I'm curious as to what are some exercises to strengthen my neck?

Strength.: Neck flexion and extension against resistance. Shoulder shrugs, rowing and lateral flexion left and right, of the neck, are good starters to develop neck muscle strength. ...Read more

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My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

Accept who you are: No, there is nothing to make it shorter. Some other people are complaining that their necks are too short and they want to make them longer.The point is that the grass on the other side is always greener. Try to accept the difference--embrace yourself and accept who you are. Your family and friends love you for who you are-does not matter how long your neck is. But what matters is how kind you're. ...Read more

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Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?

Yes: Good posture, exercises and a healthy lifestyle will increase the chances of a disk going back to its position (resorption). Now, this depend on the extent of the herniation and your lifestyle (exercises, posture, etc). Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

See below: Depends on why your neck is stiff. If you recall an injury it's best to take it easy for a week or so before resuming a workout. You may want to try moist heat and massage ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Are there specific exercises for neck arthritus?

Are there specific exercises for neck arthritus?

Neck arthritis: Gentle stretch of extension, flexion, lateral bend, lateral rotation, as well as shoulder shrugs. Watch your posture. ...Read more

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What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

Slow & steady & safe: Neck tightness can be slowly and carefully remedied by gently rotating the neck trying to tough your chin to each shoulder, bending the neck sideways to have the ears touch the shoulders and bending forward with chin toward chest and backward with chin toward the sky. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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What can I do or take for my neck arthritus and is exercise ok.?

What can I do or take for my neck arthritus and is exercise ok.?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories such as alleve, advil (ibuprofen) etc. Over the counter are useful. Also heat, massage are useful. Your dr. Can prescribe physical therapy. Joint supplements can help. Sometimes cortisone injections.Exercise is good when done correctly. ...Read more

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Best exercise methods for strengthening your core, neck and back?

Best exercise methods for strengthening your core, neck and back?

Yoga: Simply yoga would be your best bet for a single exercise that strengthens the core and works on flexibility. ...Read more